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November 2, 2009
Nice…!!!!!! great screnshoots!!!
Wow…a total flashback! I’m a relatively new Mac user, only coming to the party with OS 6! LOL
November 3, 2009
The dating for Systems 2.0 and 3.0 is… er, questionable.
November 4, 2009
great archive :D i cant believe the first ones ahah :D thanks for sharing :D
Woulded be nice to see what was the look of Windows in the same year… :)
Stay Tuned ;)
You should include the Commodore Amiga, at least until their demise, around ’93, if memory serves me well…
December 18, 2009
You should have had Nextstep versions alongside mac os versions from system 6 on. The major OSes from NeXT were: Nextstep 3.3, Openstep 4.0, 4.5, then it was Rhapsody, then Mac OS X Server, then Mac OS X, etc, etc.
Mac os x is a direct descendant of nextstep, many (most?) of the functions are even preceded by NS_ and the os is in many ways just a refinement of ideas originally taken shape in 1987 and 1988.
I just started with the latest OS 10.4 and now I’m using 10.6. I do also have a wonderful vintage Mac – a Macintosh Performa 5200 with OS 8. And even using the OS 8 system today makes me amazed and facinated. I do love every system of the Apple-machinery!
December 19, 2009
Wow. Less than 50% of your site’s fixed width design goes to the *actual content* here? This is painful. Skipped to the comment section, not bothering to read your content or ads which you obviously want to prioritize.
Well, i’m sorry to read this but it’s an “inspirational” blog (like a photoblog) and a redesign is coming soon (that will be much better).
If you like the topics…stay tuned, you will have a nice surpirse ;)
December 20, 2009
The interesting thing is the interface hasn’t really fundamentally changed in over 20 years.
December 21, 2009
I agree, that’s pretty interesting
So System 3.0 actually came out a year before 2.0? Why?
Just fixed it. Thanks!
February 19, 2010
if you’re interested in the history of apple’s operating systems check out this pdf http://osxbook.com/book/bonus/chapter1/
it’s written by amit singh, author of the great mac os x internals book
March 23, 2010
Mac OS 8.7 is, by far, the most attractive screenshot, and clearly reflects author’s ability to play with screenshots.
March 7, 2011
Mi commuove vedere tutto questo percorso segnato nella storia dei tempi. Io personalmente sono entrato in questo mondo attivamente dalla versione 6.
Zo ook Apple!
Nostalgia starts from System 7 as for me :)
March 8, 2011
MAC OS X Evolution, von Retro bis Zukunft. Und ich war ab OS 7.5 dabei. #apple
March 9, 2011
It’s simply fantastic! See how technology can change in everywhere and in everything! Great post!
Mac OS Evolution: from System 1.0 to Snow Leopard (55 images). http://bit.ly/e7bAg5 #Apple #computers
March 10, 2011
Makes me feel sentimental. Like watching the family grow up. lol
April 7, 2011
It totally brings tears to my eyes :)
July 26, 2012
I can not find the words to express my gratitude to Francesco Mugnai for this beautiful work of conservation. You allow me to see my screen 90s, while I was working on an Apple Classic with the 6.0 system – I remember my first editing software: Aldus Page Maker, my favorite game: shuffle P (ping pong)
Francesco Mugnai, bravo! you brought me back in my first LOVE